For me as I look back on the calls I responded to, this is in my opinion the most challenging condition to deal with-below freezing temperatures.
I feel most of you members have been here so I post this for the newcomers and web surfers in the hope they can come to understand that their local Fire Department has greater challenges than they might have guessed. It is not all "polishing trucks and drinking beer".
Each one of these photos makes my knees, wrists and elbows ache! At first you are not aware that this is happening until you squat down to pick up a hose or something and you hear cracking sounds. EEEUW!!
LOOK AT THOSE GLOVES!! So he is bare handed now? Yeow.. what makes us want to do this stuff!
Now this is going to be one big problem to pack up all this equipment. How did all of you who have been here manage bugging out when this happens? I would like to know a better way than our crews have chosen in the past to get our equipment back to the station.
All of this because someone got careless and let the "dragon" loose,.. gave it some food and BAM!, full grow beasty.
An then there was none......another one bites the dust!
Thank you Firemen for what you do.